This book reveals the history, art, culture, philosophy, practices, guideline about programming (with) Unix, from the OS itself to the programming languages. It is not doubt that Unix is one of the most influencing OS ever built. Just as mentioned in the book, if you got no time read the whole piece, try to remember this :
"K.I.S.S" - Keep it simple! Stupid!
Contrasting to the so-called design patterns that overwhelmed in the OO development community, the author tries to persuade the fruitful result of simplicity, together with transparency, robustness . . . etc. I was once quite worship for the GoF (even now, I am . . .). After reading the book, it turns out that most of the projects that I had involved before were over-designed, or not efficient enough. It is truth that programming is kind of "art". And of course, it is no way to learn the whole art just by reading. You have to do it, feel it yourself.
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